I decided to make a new car company, a French one again.
It’s inspired by originals Citroën before they where bought by Peugeot in 1976, but in a more premium (and why not luxury on the most high-end models) way like Audi, Mercedes…
I’ll try to be realistic as far as possible, imagine this company if France made premium car like Germany does, but with a more “exotic” design.
It’s mostly based on comfort, and drivability. I do not rule out doing sports cars or more economic car, but I’ll try to focus around premium comfort (Sportscars would more be GTs)
There is no order on the release of the cars, I’ll do them when I’ll have inspiration. But basicly every car released by model will be in chronological order.
Now let’s go for a Little bit of lore:
Founded in 1950 in Paris, France, CABART-DANNEVILLE AUTOMOBILE was created by the two young partners, a designer: Michel CABART ,and a engineer: Didier DANNEVILLE. They were working on many prototypes after war in 1947, but they decided to run the company in 1950, and to product their first model. This model is like they said “that’s what our company philosophy is”. It’s a long car, with 4 double wishbone suspension, made to “enjoy a little bit of comfort after the war” like Didier liked to say.
The first car producted and sold was the OPERA, equiped with a 2.6L inline 6 of 80hp.
Here the file of the car if you want to judge it (don’t roast me lmao):Opera GA - Salon.car (34.4 KB)
The 2nd generation of OPERA was released 7 years later, in 1957, and the model is now a Grand Coupé only.
The engine is the same but modernised, up to 92 hp and a more available torque.
Car file: Opera GB - Salon.car (34.5 KB)
They stopped the production in 1964 due to some economical issues. In 1975, CABART-DANNEVILLE made an agreement with a German car company to bring back CABART-DANNEVILLE AUTOMOBILE.
The new OPERA is now equiped with a German (insert a brand name here) V8 injection, a 3.0L of 151 hp. (It existed with a 2.0L I4 too)
The car:Opera GC - Elegance.car (39.1 KB)
In 1984, CABART-DANNEVILLE AUTOMOBILE introduced a new model, a GT, the Tania Tubo, mounted with a 3.0L turbo V6 of 267 hp and 326 Nm…And well, this is a FWD with hydropneumatic suspension (the same as the Opera GC).
Tania - Turbo.car (45.1 KB)
TANIA MKII I6 TURBO
And that’s in 1996 that Cabart-Danneville Automobile release the MKII Tania. The watchword of this car has always been the originality, It doesn’t looks like any other car, and the MKII is a succesful mission on this side.
But not at all, the very special design and the fact that the car was only available with an I6 of 226hp, made it a difficult car to sale. Cabart-Danneville Automobile had to stop the production at 2532 cars, and this car is now rare and the rating begin to going up.
The car:Tania MKII - I6 Turbo.car (44.5 KB)
1998 Xorvia V6 Turbo
In 1998 Cabart-Danneville decided to produce the quirkiest car ever. Even quirkier thant the Tania MK2, based on the same idea and designed by the same person, the Xorvia is a cabriolet with an evolved version of the V6 from the Tania MK1, boosted to 250hp and with a way better power curve. The particularity of the Xorvia, exept the design, is the engine, it’s mounted on the rear of the car. Even if Cabart-Danneville make great effort on drivability, this one what quite hard to drive fast because of this engine displacement. But no worries, on normal driving, the ESP will protect you from the danger of the RWD.
Today this car is rare, because like the Tania MK2, it’s a commercial fail.
The car:Cabart-Danneville - Xorvia.car (43.1 KB)
RITO 2.0i and V6 Sport’Activ
In 2005, Cabart-Danneville Automobile introduced a new model, more economic, less premium, and more affordable.
The Rito 2.0i introduced a new 2.0L I4 of 125hp and a reasonnable comfort for a car of this category, due to the Hydropneumatic suspension that the brand fit in every cars since the Opera GC
This model helped the company a lot, for indeed it was the best seller of all Cabart-Danneville at that time, and was a very popular car in France.
The car:RITO - 2.0i.car (32.1 KB)
But the Rito came out with a V6 version, to replace the Tania Turbo. Cabart-Danneville Automobile thinked that it was safer to produce a “sports” edition of an existing popular car than making one with its own plateform.
So the Rito V6 Sport’Activ came out later in the year 2005, with an exeption to the suspension: It was not hydropneumatic, but Active Sport.
This suspension made the reputation of this model because it was ahead of its time, although it increased the sales price of the car, which justified the only 500 model produced.
There was also a V6 version who equiped a regular hydropneumatique suspension, who was simply called the Rito V6.
The car:RITO - Cabart-Danneville RITO V6 Sport’Activ.car (42.0 KB)
2014 Rito R
In 2014, Cabart-Danneville made a sports version of the 2010 Rito (not made yet) : the Rito R, with a 2.0L of 286hp, this car of the GTI segment was one of the less powerful. But as the direction said, the car wasn’t made to be “chronokiller”, just a more sporty version of the regular Rito.
This is my car from the CSR78, there is also 2 differents trim, one for automation and one for beamng. The reason is simple, if you tried the President in Beamng, the grill broke the game and explode everytime you load it. So I removed the “galaxy” effect on the grill for beamng.
Car file: CSR78 - MasterDoggo - Cabart-Danneville RITO MKII R.car (79.4 KB)
Beamng trim: CSR78 - MasterDoggo - Beam NG version.car (42.1 KB)
For 2019, Cabart-Danneville Automobile announced the come back of the Luxury model: The Présidente.
The Présidente will come out with a new V8 turbo of 460hp on the most High end finish, the Élégance. Its announced as a car with every modern technology you can have on, and a level 3 autonomous driving. The objective of Cabart-Danneville is to hunt on the grounds of the Audi A8, and to try to find its place in the luxury sedan market.
This model is actually destined to the internationnal market, the first Cabart-Danneville who will be sold in North America, even in China.
The car:Presidente 2019 - Elegance V8.car (121.7 KB)